• Affiliate Professor, Global Health
  • Dean of the School of Public Health, Cayetano Heredia University - Peru

Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Facultad de Salud Publica y Administracion
Av. Honorio Delgado 410
Lima 31 SMP
Peru

Phone Number: 
511-319-0028
Email: 
pattyg@uw.edu
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Biography 

Dr. Patty J. García, is a Professor at the School of Public Health at Cayetano Heredia University (UPCH) in Lima-Peru. She is the former Minister of Health of Peru, Dean of the School of Public Health at UPCH, and former Chief of the Peruvian National Institute of Health (INS). She is recognized as a leader in Global Health. Has been member of the PAHO Foundation Technical Advisory Group (FTAG), board member of the Consortium of Universities in Global Health and President of the Latin American Association Against STDs (ALACITS). She is affiliate Professor of the Department of Global Health, at University of Washington and of the School of Public Health at Tulane University. She is actively involved in research and training in Global health, Reproductive health, STI/HIV, HPV and medical informatics. She has been recently appointed member of the United States National Academy of Medicine, becoming the first Peruvian professional with such a distinction.

Education 
  • MD (Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia)
  • MPH (University of Washington)
Country Affiliations 
Languages 
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Community Health Workers
  • Education and Training
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Information Systems
  • Health Interventions
  • Herpes
  • HIV/AIDS
  • HPV
  • Implementation Science
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Mobile Health (mHealth)
  • Telemedicine
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 
Publications 

Garcia PJ, You P, Fridley G, Mabey D, Peeling R. Point-of-care diagnostic tests for low-resource settings.Lancet Glob Health. 2015 May;3(5):e257-8. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(15)70089-6. No abstract available. PMID: 25889467

Kohler PK, Campos PE, Garcia PJ, Carcamo CP, Buendia C, Hughes JP, Mejia C, Garnett GP, Holmes KK. Sexually transmitted infection screening uptake and knowledge of sexually transmitted infection symptoms among female sex workers participating in a community randomised trial in Peru. Int J STD AIDS. 2015 May 4. pii: 0956462415584488. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25941053

García PJ, Williams E, Cárcamo CP, Chiappe M, Holmes KK, Peeling RW, Mabey DM. Partner Notification Among Peruvian Pregnant Women With Syphilis. Sex Transm Dis. 2015 Aug;42(8):457-62. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000314.PMID: 26165438

Garcia P, Armstrong R, Zaman M. Models of education in medicine, public health, and engineering. Science 12 September 2014: Vol. 345 no. 6202 pp. 1281-1283. DOI: 10.1126/science.1258782

García PJ, Bayer A, Cárcamo CP. The Changing face of HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean. Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2014 Jun;11(2):146-57. doi: 10.1007/s11904-014-0204-1. PMID: 24824881 [PubMed - in process]

García PJ, Holmes KK, Cárcamo CP, Garnett GP, Hughes JP, Campos PE, Whittington WL; Peru PREVEN Study Team.Prevention of sexually transmitted infections in urban communities (Peru PREVEN): a multicomponent community-randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2012 Feb 14. [Epub ahead of print]